Several roads in the Western Cape have been partially flooded as the rainfall continues to pour in some parts of the province. According to the City’s mayoral committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, Traffic Services are attending to reports of localised flooding, where suburban roads and routes are obstructed.
The major intersections flooded at this stage includes Japhta K Masemola and Duinefontein, Frans Conradie and Norwood, Borchards Quarry before the N2 in Nyanga 35th between Robert Sobukwe and Owen.
Informal settlements in Khayelitsha, Ottery, Langa, Strand and Delft have been reportedly severely affected and areas such as Mitchells Plain, Rosebank, Mowbray, Philippi, Hout Bay, Grassy Park, Zeekoevlei Eastridge, Bridgetown, Mfuleni, Bantry Bay, Pinelands, Langa, Lansdowne, Bonteheuwel, Brooklyn and Parow are experiencing electricity outages due to the weather.
Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes, proceed with caution, reduce their speed and increase their following distances
The City’s Disaster Risk Management stated this morning that it was disappointed to have received reports of areas that were flooded but upon arrival, discovered the reports to have been a hoax. “As emergency relief resources are carefully coordinated through DRM at this time, we appeal to the public to please refrain from sharing unsubstantiated reports or videos,” said Smith.
By 8 am this Tuesday, Smith confirmed that a few cars were stuck already on Edgemead Dr and Bosmansdam Rd. There are reported heavy flooding on Boland Way and R302, water buildup severe and smaller vehicles drivers are urged to be careful negotiating large pools of water.
Other roads partially flooded include:
16th Ave Ravensmead.
Partial flooding in McIntyre circle at the foot of the bridge as you go to Voortrekker rd. Vehicles slowing down.
Flooding in Epping and 21st Street, Elsies River Industrial.
Partial Flooding on Vasco Boulevard ,Goodwood.
Flooding Dirkie Uys street, Goodwood
Station Road, Montague Gardens, flooded.
Flooding on Cnr of Radnor and Spin Street, Parow Industry.
Milton Road flooded, be cautious. Drive from Parow down to Goodwood and the left lane is extremely flooded.
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